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Omicron: Passenger from Zambia tests positive for COVID in Pune, wait for genome sequencing report

30/11/2021 at 6:48 PM

Pune, Nov 30: A person who returned to Pune from Zambia on November 25 has tested positive for the Covid-19.

According to the Pune Municipal Corporation, the 60-year-old man had travelled from Zambia to Mumbai on November 20 amid the scare of the new Covid-19 variant Omicron.

And then he travelled to Pune by taxi. “The person who tested positive is around 60 years and is stable, asymptomatic and in-home isolation for now,” the Pune Municipal Corporation officials said.

His sample has been sent for genome sequencing and a report on the same is awaited, said the officials.

Pune Municipal Corporation has conducted RT-PCR tests of his family members and the driver who travelled with him from Mumbai to Pune and all of them have tested negative, it added.

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